Pure Undenatured Ethanol: Pure Ethanol is Ethyl Alcohol with no other additives or denaturants. Pure Ethanol is often referred to as pure alcohol even though the term "pure" can refer to any proof. Pure Alcohol is considered "pure" regardless of the "cut" of water (proof). Pure Alcohol (Ethanol) is commonly referred to as Beverage Grade Alcohol. It is always 192 proof and derived from natural sources.
Pure USP Alcohol: Pure Alcohol is also often referred to as USP Alcohol. That is because only pure, undenatured Ethanol can be certified as USP or NF Grade. Not all pure alcohol is USP grade certified, but only 190 and 200 proof pur ethanol which meets or exceeds the stringent standards set forth in the US Pharacopoeia.
Natural vs. Synthetic Ethyl Alcohol: All Ethanol products can be made with naturally derived Ethanol (Grain alcohol or grain neutral spirits) or synthetically produced Ethanol. Natural alcohol is commonly referred to as Grain Alcohol. While grain and synthetic alcohol are technically the same, there are differences in the limited amount of contaminants in the product in the parts per million (ppm) range.
Federal Excise Taxes & Permits Required:All Pure Ethanol products may be purchased without a permit from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Trade Bureau (TTB). All pure alcohols (ethanol) are considered 'Taxable Alcohol'. TTB requires payment of excise tax of $13.50/proof gallon (200 Proof, Pure Alcohol = $27.00/Wine Gallon). A tax exempt certificate is required to be on file with Capitol Scientific to avoid paying federal excise tax on pure alcohol.
Federal & State Law Requirements: You must be the age of 21 or over to purchase of pure ethanol (non-denatured) alcohol products. All TTB, federal, state and local laws must be complied with.Â You may be required to furnish a state or federal license even if purchasing products with federal excise tax added.Â Please contact us directly for help with determining your licensing requirements.